Congrats on your first attempt! )
You have a couple of options depending on what program you are using. I use photoshop and have done it a couple different ways (again, depending on which works out cheaper!).
If the 'freebie' offer allows you to upload your own design, then yes create a file that's the same size as the dimensions of the rack card. Make sure though that your image resolution is at least 300 dpi or they won't print very nice. The only thing to be careful of is that some items have preset margins so you won't get a full bleed to the edges.
If the offer does NOT allow you to upload the full design, you can always select a blank design and then just add your images over top.
The other thing I would recommend is that if you are planning on printing a variety of items, try and find a vista design you like that comes in sets. I realized this after I ordered a few things and am now using the Cocktail Floral pattern on most items to keep them consistent. I then just use the advanced editing feature to add text and images. I find it's much easier and I don't have to worry about margins etc. b/c it always prints to the edges.
Oh....I just realized that in this week's promo you can get LARGE banners free. Normally they only have small ones so this is a great deal b/c they are usually about $60. I had one made for my welcome dinner.
Hope that helps!
Originally Posted by torilynnsmith
Ok, this may be a little off topic but I figured it is OOT related so this is the best of the two Canadian forums I love to post in!
With Vista Print (yes I am attempting the vista print phenomenon) when you upload your own design, (say DND sign on a rack card) do you create the design and upload it in the size of item ie rack card?
I don't know if this makes any sense..... I just am uncertain how to go about it... I am going to play around with it now and if I figure it out I will let you know but any help would be great!